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CWG: Harmeet-Pooja ousted; other Indians advance in TT mixed doubles

IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

India's campaign in mixed doubles competition at the 21st got off to a rousing start, with three out of four pairs advancing to the round of 16, while and were ousted here on Wednesday.

India's veteran combo of Achanta and proceeded to the round of 16 after beating the Sri Lankan duo of and 3-1 (11-6, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5) at the Oxenford Studios here.

Sharath and Mouma will on Thursday face England duo of and for a place in the quarter-finals.

Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran also advanced to the last 16, with a fighting 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 13-11) win over and

Manika and Sathiyan will next face Canadian duo of and for a place in the quarters.

Madhurika Patkar and Sanil Shankar Shetty, then joined forces to beat Sri Lankan pair of Buwaneka Jayasingha Mudiyanselage and Erandi Warusawithana 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-5) in straight games.

In the round of 16, Madhurika and Sanil will be up against pair of Rhikesh Taucoory and Elodie Ho Wan Kau on Thursday.

However, it was curtains for the other mixed doubles pair of and Pooja Sahasrabudhe, who lost their round of 32 tie 1-3 (6-11, 6-11, 11-3, 9-11) to Malaysia's Javen and

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:28 IST
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